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LGPS Central Limited wraps up final closing of its first Private Equity Fund

LGPS Central Limited wraps up final closing of its first Private Equity Fund

Posted February 7, 2019

We are pleased to announce we successfully concluded the final closing of our first Private Equity Fund on 31 January 2019. The LGPS Central Limited 2018/19 Vintage Private Equity Fund is the result of six months of comprehensive work to find the right legal structure, obtain regulatory approval and source and implement the necessary finance,[…]

LGPS Central Limited wins Impact Investment award

LGPS Central Limited wins Impact Investment award

Posted January 31, 2019

Our commitment to responsible investment has been recognised by our peers at the Alternative Investments Institute’s Peer-to-Peer Awards. We walked away with the Impact Investment award at the ceremony – organised in association with Institutional Investor – in Surrey on Wednesday, 30 January. Michael Marshall, Director of Responsible Investment & Engagement, said: “I’m proud we’ve[…]

LGPS Central Limited Selects External Managers for Emerging Markets Fund

LGPS Central Limited Selects External Managers for Emerging Markets Fund

Posted January 29, 2019

We are pleased to announce we have selected three external managers for our Emerging Markets Equity Active Multi-Manager Fund. The Fund is expected to attract around £1.5bn of investment when it launches later this year. The three managers selected are BMO Global Asset Management, UBS Asset Management Limited and Vontobel Asset Management, with each fund[…]

Chief Investment Officer Jason Fletcher joins CTI Board

Chief Investment Officer Jason Fletcher joins CTI Board

Posted January 22, 2019

As part of our commitment to good governance and transparency, LGPS Central Limited’s Chief Investment Officer, Jason Fletcher, has joined the Cost Transparency Initiative’s (CTI) Steering Group Board and Working Group. The CTI is a partnership between the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), the Investment Association (IA), and the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)[…]

LGPS Central Limited Appoints Hermes EOS

LGPS Central Limited Appoints Hermes EOS

Posted October 22, 2018

LGPS Central Limited announced today that it has appointed the stewardship and engagement team at Hermes EOS to provide voting and engagement services. LGPS Central Limited, one of eight pooling vehicles across England and Wales, is currently responsible for the management and stewardship of nearly £14bn of assets for nine midlands-based Local Government Pension Scheme[…]

LGPS Central Reveals External Managers for Global Equity Fund

LGPS Central Reveals External Managers for Global Equity Fund

Posted September 19, 2018

LGPS Central Limited has selected three external managers for its Global Active Equity Multi-Manager Fund. The Fund is expected to attract over £2bn investment when it launches later this year. The three managers selected are Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliate, Harris Associates LLP, Schroders and Union Investment. 150 fund managers from across the globe expressed an[…]

Andrew Warwick-Thompson to step down as CEO of LGPS Central Limited

Andrew Warwick-Thompson to step down as CEO of LGPS Central Limited

Posted September 11, 2018

Joanne Segars, Chair of LGPS Central Limited said: “After 14 months as CEO of LGPS Central Ltd, I am sorry to report that Andrew has decided to step down from his role as CEO of the Company. The current intention is that he will leave the organisation by the Spring of 2019. Andrew has done[…]

LGPS Central Limited Signs Transparency Code

LGPS Central Limited Signs Transparency Code

Posted August 22, 2018

LGPS Central Limited announced today that it has signed an undertaking to agree to comply with the terms of the LGPS SAB Investment Code of Transparency. LGPS Central Limited’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Warwick-Thompson, said; “We are delighted to confirm our full commitment to the Code as it reflects our objective to demonstrate that we[…]

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